‘Staring at the Sun’ at Saltworks is featured in the Critics’ Picks section of artforum.com:
Surfaces exist primarily as supports in Eleanor Aldrich’s quasi-sculptural paintings, which bulge with crude simulacra of real objects, such as lawn chairs made from gloopy strings of epoxy. Her Fat Boxes, 2012, protrude like strange invaders that can find a home neither inside nor outside the frame. These failed objects are simultaneously queasy, comic, and slightly ominous.
Read the rest of Daniel Weiskopf’s review.